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Maewen
Friends cut.

Absolutely nothing personal, we just didn't connect for whatever reason. Consider this a Defriending Amnesty Day. Comments will be screened if you want to talk.
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Even though I am a big old hypocrite about real-life love, I am a fictional relationship addict. So what better way to say goodbye to this decade, a decade of me learning that fandom obsessions are the best kind and a decade of some very good movies, television, and books.

So I present to you!

The Best Romances of The Aughts (In My Very Educated Opinion)

What will it take to make or break this hint of love? (Also, I have given up trying to format this thing so that you can see the right side of some of the pictures. DEAL WITH IT)Collapse )

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Maewen
You guys? I cannot stop watching the promo for Glee. It's becoming a sickness. A sickness that I want all of you to join me in.

It's by the guy who did Nip/Tuck and Popular, and it's more like the latter Popular but with (more) musicals, and both Victor Garber and Kristen Chenoweth are going to show up at some point as recurring characters.

This will be the greatest show of all time. You heard it here first.


This post has been Mary Cherry Approved.

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Maewen
1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.


1. We're gonna explode? I don't wanna explode!  Serenity, sugarsicons .

2. You contemptible pig! I remained celibate for you. I stood at the back of a cathedral, waiting, in celibacy, for you, with three hundred friends and relatives in attendance. My uncle hired the best Romanian caterers in the state. To obtain the seven limousines for the wedding party, my father used up his last favor with Mad Pete Trullo. So for me, for my mother, my grandmother, my father, my uncle, and for the common good, I must now kill you, and your brother. Blues Brothers, anonymous

3. Why should I listen to you, anyway? You're a virgin who can't drive.  Clueless, sugarsicons 

4. Oh, you were not what was desired, but that makes you no less dear to me. A boy would have been the Son of France, but you Marie Terese shall be mine. Marie Antoinette, sugarsicons 

5. Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I went to my typewriter, I sat down, and I wrote our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. Moulin Rouge, midnightglass

6. Were you there in Vienna, in December? Before Sunset, moomaid

7. ...'cause you people are BASTARD PEOPLE!

8. Alert the Amphibious Squadron!

9. You, you have weak ankles. One of your calves is bigger than the other. Too much makeup. Not enough makeup. What's with the skin? Say it with me SUNLIGHT. Male cheerleaders, enough said. Smile. Don't smile. Bring it On, spastic_visions 

10. Un-congratulations, you're definitely having a baby. Waitress, sugarsicons .

11. What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building? Zoolander, spastic_visions 

12. Get your lesbian feet out of my daughter's shoes! Bend it Like Beckham, sugarsicons 

13. In the old days if an agent did something that embarrassing he'd have a good sense to defect. Christ, I miss the Cold War. Casino Royale, spastic_visions 

14. Look at it out here, it's all falling apart. I'm erasing you and I'm happy! Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, spastic_visions 

15. I'd be the worst possible godfather. I'd probably drop her on her head at her christening. I'd forget all her birthdays until she was 18. Then I'd take her out and get her drunk. And, let's face it, quite possibly try and shag her. About a Boy, spastic_visions 

....and go!

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Lily Allen
Instead of working on all the homework I have to do, because I've had a shitty day, emotionally ("So apparently the girl with the horrible deformity who gets beat up and made fun of every day for 7 years can get a boyfriend and I can't"), I am going to post a meme stolen from Hayley.

Step 1: Put your iTunes on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Have people guess the songs.

1. It's not a silly little moment, it's not the storm before the calm.

2.  Brothers and sisters unite, it's the time of your life. "Brothers and Sisters" by Coldplay, guessed by littlebitlonger 

3. When I saw her she looked my way and I knew I was over my head.

4. I touch the fire and it freezes me. "Walk Through the Fire", Buffy Musical, guessed by ihearttwizzlerz

5. Like a movie scene from the sweetest dream, I have pictured us together. "Waiting for Tonight" by Jeniffer Lopez, guessed by twilights_quill.

6. And it's all right and it's coming on, we gotta get right back where we started from.

7. Times are strange, we got a free upgrade for snakes on a plane. "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)" by Cobra Starship, guessed by ihearttwizzlerz.

8. I made it through the wilderness, somehow I made it through. "Like a Virgin" by Madonna, guessed by ihearttwizzlerz.

9. I've got another confession to make: I'm your fool. "Best of You" by Foo Fighters, guessed by ihearttwizzlerz.

10. Sun is shining in the sky, there ain't a cloud in sight. "Mr Blue Sky" by ELO, guessed by shwicicle

11. When I counted up my demons, saw there was one for everyday.

12. Summer has come and past, the innocent can never last. "Wake me up When September Ends" by Green Day, guessed by ihearttwizzlerz.

13. Don't want to give, don't want to steal, don't want to be anything I'm not.

14. Could I have been a parking lot attendent? "Dancing Nancies" by Dave Matthews Band, guessed by beforetodayand littlebitlonger

15.  You got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them. "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers or Mike Doughty. Whichever. Guessed by aibhinn.

16. Summer lovin' had me a blast. "Summer Lovin'", Grease, guessed by ihearttwizzlerz.

17. Every night, I see you all walking by.

18. It was a thrilling ride, yeah you turned me on. "On the 54" by The Dandelions, guessed by crazybohemian18

19. When you first left me, I was wantin' more "Smile" by Lily Allen, guessed by ihearttwizzlerz.

20. It's hard to have strength when there's nothing to eat. "Going Through Changes" by Army of Me, guess by ihearttwizzlerz, who introduced me to their music in the first place.

Guess away!

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Maewen
If I am lost for a day
Try and find me
But if I don't come back
Then I won't look behind me.
All of the things that I thought were so easy
Just got harder and harder each day
December is the darkest and June there's the light 
But this empty bedroom won't make anything right
While out on the landing a friend I forgot to send home
Who waits up for me all through the night
Calendar girl who's in love with the world
Stay alive
Calendar Girl who's in love with the world
Stay alive
I dreamed I was dying 
As I so often do
And when I awoke 
I was sure it was true
I ran to the window
Threw my head to the sky
And said "Whoever is up there
Please don't let me die"
But I can't live forever, I can't always breath
One day I'll be sand on a beach by a sea
The pages keep turning, I'll mark off each day with a cross
And I'll laugh about all that we've lost
Calendar Girl who is lost to the world
Stay Alive
Calendar Girl who is lost to the world Stay Alive
January, February, March, April, May I'm alive
June, July, August, September, October I'm alive
November, December, yeah all through the winter, 
I'm alive
I'm alive
-Stars, The Calendar Girl

Here's to 2007.

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See ya next year (or more like the day before it).

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226. Whoops

Ten/Rose2
I am a horrible friend and just remembered that I never posted that Post-Doomsday rec list for goldy_dollar .

Do not read if you haven't seen the second series of Doctor Who (crazybohemian18 , this means you!)

212. Happy Halloween

Maewen

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Lilly
In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I bring you "Pirate Riddles for Sophisticates" from McSweeney's Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans

Q: What's a pirate's favorite aspect of computational linguistics?
A: PARRsing sentences.

Q: What's a pirate's favorite alliance-creating diplomatic agreement from the Second World War?
A: The TripARRRtite Pact.

Q: If a pirate were to recide one of the Olympian odes by Pindar, which one would it be?
A: The XIth Nemean Ode "To ARRRistagoras, the Prytanis of Tenedos, son of ARRRchesilaus"

Q: Whom did the pirate vote for in the Haitian election?
A: ARRRistide.

Q: Wait. Why did they let a pirate vote in the Haitian election?
A: Remember, the nation was taking its first halting steps toward democracy, and balloting procedures were rather chaotic. The pirate just slipped in somehow. Arrr.

192. SCHEDULE!

Maewen

1. IB French II HL--Schaffrath
2. IB Physics II SL--Fenton (!!!)
3. IB English II HL-- Adleberg
4. IB 20th Century World Topics HL-- Kownacki
5. IB Philosophy-- Crawford
6. Combating Intolerance--Garnett
7. IB Math Studies SL--Brewer.

That long line of IB frightens me.

So, who do I have classes with?

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Maewen
Hayley's last entry reminded me that I need to post something for poetry month. So, here goes: 

Voices of Poor People
A Song on the End of the World
By Czeslaw Milosz
 
On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.
 
On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer to the island,
The voice of a violin lasts in the air
And leads into a starry night.
 
And those who expected lightning and thunder
Are disappointed.
And those who expected signs and archangels’ trumps
Do not believe it is happening now.
As long as the sun and the moon are above,
As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
As long as rosy infants are born
No one believes it is happening now.
 
Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
Yet is not a prophet, for he’s much too busy,
Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
There will be no other end of the world,
There will be no other end of the world. 
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My mom had an absolutely brilliant idea for my birthday/cocktail party (April 22, 7:00-11:00! Be there!): I should use the upstairs hall, where it overlooks the living room, as a VIP area, a la My Super Sweet 16. That way, only my "special, VIP" friends can be up there with me and we can look down on the Proletariat and laugh. I love my mom. 

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